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Tutorials - Making a Slipjoint Knife
I was making a couple of slipjoints and I thougth of taking some pictures of the process.
Cardboard mock up. (Picture 1)

Roughly profiled blade. (Picture 2)

Looking for the proper hole positioning. (Picture 3)

Testing mechanism. (Pictures 4, 5 and 6)

Liners. (Pictures 7 and 8)
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Ground and polished blade presented in place. (Pictures 9 and 10)

Testing the action. (Pictures 11, 12 and 13)

Threading the holes to hold the scales. (Picture 14)
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Pinning the bolsters. (Picture 15)

All metal pieces together. (Picture 16)

Here's how the other blade looks like. (Picture 17)

Some 'dillo shells getting dried up to become scales later! (Pictures 18 and 19)

Polished blade with the liners and lock, ready to be tested again. (Picture 20)
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